FROM NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE OF WEST END PHOENIX
STORY BY Victoria Matiash
PHOTOS BY Charlie Lindsay
Watching the rifle shot of Emma Venusio – number 21 on the GTHL’s Peewee AA Eagles – during a game at Lambton Arena, you don’t think, “she’s good for a 12-year-old.” You think, this kid is the future of hockey.
EXCERPTS BY Katrina Onstad, Janet Morassutti, and Siri Agrell
ILLUSTRATIONS BY Michael Byers
What if we shook up the city as we know it – its housing plan, its waterfront, its public spaces, even its budget – and rebuilt it as the healthiest, most loving, most innovative enclave in the world? We asked dozens of writers, thinkers, artists and agitators to tell us their greatest wish for the West End. This is how three of them picture THE FUTURE and what we can do to make it real.
Jalani Morgan obtained his credentials with the promise of showing the game with a new view-- a view, I believe, that only a great shooter and avowed fan like Jalani could get-- and here is the result. The photos may pop with an alacrity that belies the Augustness of the affair, but I like to think that it's the softness of summer that allowed him inside: the game relaxing to let itself be seen. These photos are the second in a series that will continue the rest of the major league season. Enjoy. VIEW PART 2 //// VIEW PART 1
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